"Like a petulant child, Amazon insists on getting its way or takes its ball and leaves".
One state lawmaker - New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - cheered local opposition to Amazon's New York HQ2, when she recently touted the ability of "everyday people" to "come together and effectively organize against creeping overreach of one of the world's biggest corporations" on Twitter. "Instead of working with the community, Amazon threw away that opportunity".
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) tweeted that the news on Thursday was "absolutely disgraceful" and a "terrible loss of jobs for NY workers".
"As bad as the problems of growth are, the problems of decline are even worse".
"Today's behavior by Amazon shows why they would have been a bad partner for NY in any event", he said in a statement.
"Amazon never showed willingness to look seriously at the concerns that were raised", he said.
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Megacorporation Amazon has shelved plans to build its second headquarters in New York City.
We are deeply grateful to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and their staffs, who so enthusiastically and graciously invited us to build in New York City and supported us during the process.
J.B. Pritzker are moving quickly to try to take advantage of Amazon's decision to drop plans to open a second headquarters in NY, asking the company to "take another look at Chicago". "If Amazon can't recognize what that's worth, its competitors will".
Tension ratcheted up earlier this month, when Gianaris was nominated to a state panel set to vote in 2020 on whether to approve the financial terms for Amazon. Cuomo said the potential loss of the largest job-creation project in the city's history would be "a blow" to NY that could have lasting impact.
The deal would have meant an estimated 25,000 new jobs for the city.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time in declaring victory after Amazon backed out of a $3 billion deal that would have seen the Jeff Bezos-led tech conglomerate establish its much-coveted HQ2 in NY.
For now, however, Amazon is just one company.
A spokeswoman for Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Andrew Ginther told Barron's the city "turned in a strong proposal for Amazon HQ2 that we are proud of and one that made us a finalist in their search.We have no plans at this time to reach out specifically on this".
Some people who praised the pullout included references to the wealth of Amazon's chief executive and founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man with an estimated fortune of about $135 billion, while many who saw the decision as a blow to NY cited the loss of potentially tens of thousands of new jobs.